What’s Your Favorite Makeup Palette of All Time?

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I’m a palette junkie (love having multiple choices in one place), so this was a toughie!


urban decay get baked paletteLet’s see… If I had to pick just one, it would probably be Urban Decay’s Get Baked. It always comes with me on vacations because I love the mix of easy-to-wear gold, brown and teal shimmers — particularly that bright pop of teal! 🙂

So tell me — what’s your all-time favorite palette?

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  1. Christy says:

    My fave is the MAC Smoking Eyes Quad. It has Next to Nothing, Satin Taupe, Showstopper and Smoking. It is the palette that I always take with me on holiday and is my go to palette when I can’t think of anything for a night out.
    .-= Christy’s last blog post… Volturi Twilight Cosmetics Labyrinth Loose Eye Shadow & Enrapture Lip Gloss Review & Swatches =-.

  2. amy says:

    I don’t own a lot of palettes, so I would have to say from my recent purchases it would be MAC Photo Realism quad.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Tarte Treasure Chest Tier 2: Matte Eyeshadows Review, Swatches and Final Thoughts on All 32 Eyeshadows =-.

  3. Rachel says:

    My Ben Nye Palette (12 colors)! <3

  4. Justine says:

    My absolute favourite is my Iridescent Leather palette for every day; but I think my absolute all the time fav is my Yaby Pearl Paints palette, which is probably cheating since it is 40 colours 😀
    .-= Justine’s last blog post… I have something that I love long-long… =-.

  5. Nora says:

    I’m still exploring though I’m loving Urban’s Book of Shadows II.

  6. Catherine says:

    Oooooooh, that’s a toughie… I think I’m gonna have to go with Shu Uemura Fleur de Source for being an incredible neutrals palette with bright pops of blue, which I love. Super high quality and extremely travel friendly as well. Plus, the sponge tip applicator that comes with it is actually quite useful for touch-ups!
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… Join Shop’n’Chomp’s Giveaway! =-.

  7. Jacque Inserra says:

    Not so much a palette, but just a tri. Du Wop’s ‘Crush’. The Gold, Bronze & Red is absolutely gorgeous. $24 dollars and it’s still going strong almost a year later. Such high pigments and the color stays forever. My favorite makeup purchase ever.

  8. Sharon says:

    My sleek original palette. It’s the only one i have, pretty pigmented, gorgeous colors too. However am lemming the Yaby dramatically neutral palette it’s super pigmented and refills cost only $2. However, i want have to save $100 if i want to lay my paws on it!

  9. Tali says:

    too faced glamour revolution because of the quality and variety of the shadows!

  10. I have to give this title to my old faithful Make Up For Ever Essential Eyes Palette! The colour #126 had been used up. Yup, there are only 2 colours left and I am planning to buy another #126 to fit in that hole soon as no other colour works as well as it!

  11. Anna says:

    I have too many……right now its a custom Shu Uemura blush palette. Or my MAC pro palettes quad with Patina, Carbon,Mulch and Charcoal Brown in one and Contrast,Parfait Amour, Shimmermoss, Electric Eel in the other. Perfect for holidays. I’m a sucker for over-packing.

  12. Jen says:

    Oh my gosh, what a difficult question! If I absolutely had to choose… Kat Von D’s True Romance Beethoven palette. There are enough colors for variations between wearable daytime looks and nighttime looks. UD’s Book of Shadows Vol. II is a close second!

  13. Vonvon says:

    Me too….may I join your palette junkie club? 😉

    I can’t tell which one is really my favorite, as I love them all…..may be my latest fav at this moment would be the one I am still lemming about….the MAC Magic, Mirth & Mischief 6 Mystic Cool eyeshadow palette….love the turquoise shade, Blue Enchantment the most!!! Was at a MAC workshop last week, and was guided by the MA step-by-step using this palette….gorgeous colors!
    .-= Vonvon’s last blog post… My REN Skincare Regime And Reviews On Some Of Its Moisturisers And Serum =-.

  14. Ditte says:

    I keep discovering new looks that I can do with my Elizabeth Arden eyeshadow palette with 12 shadows 🙂
    Am roaming through my 2 coastal scents 88 palettes, and though the quality isn’t super, it’s good for discovering colours.
    Am also very happy with my Too Faced candy bars.

  15. Sdpfeiffy says:

    Not sure which is my favorite but I amseriously addicted to Lorac palettes. As a confirmed junkie, Croc was definitely my gateway drug there lol. I also have a custom stila 8 Pan (older pans) and a old school Mary Kay 12 pan that I use nearly every day. Thanks for reminding me to start exploring through my palette drawer again!

  16. Pia says:

    MAC red she said holiday palette for warm eyes. Definitely has everything for neutral to glam looks and plenty of alts for anything in between.

  17. DonnaN says:

    I used to steer clear of palettes in the past, as they always had shades included that I would never use. That recently changed when I discovered KatVonD’s True Romance eye palette….All of the shades work for me, and I’m a SUCKER for purple, and BOY do these purples sparkle!

  18. Marilyn says:

    I have two quads that I really love–the Cargo Essential eyeshadow palette for every day looks, and the Cargo Hands of Hope eyeshadow palette for more colorful looks.
    .-= Marilyn’s last blog post… Photo of the Day: Ink in the Sink! =-.

  19. Vixxan says:

    I have too many palettes to have one favorite but my favorite for the moment is Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette True Love. She should rename this one purple paradise. This palettes has some of the prettiest purples that I have ever seen.
    .-= Vixxan’s last blog post… The Glam Shack’s Giveaway =-.

  20. Stef says:

    Wow, that’s hard…

    MAC – Tempting from Cult of Cherry would need to duke it out with Photo Realism for the title.
    Cargo – Tahiti is my go to summer look.
    Bobbi Brown – Forest Metallic, my go to winter look.
    tarte – But how could I not mention We Wish You Wealth from ’07?

    But if I had to pick a favorite, based on how many times I reach for it I’d have to say LORAC Snake Charmer.

    Wow, that’s a lot of thinking for 9AM!
    .-= Stef’s last blog post… Benefit’s Glam Idol Giveaway! =-.

  21. Tavia says:

    Hi Karen! I’m going to go with Too Faced Smoky eye palette 🙂 the colors are gorgeous and the combine different makeup styles. 🙂
    .-= Tavia’s last blog post… Laura Mercier Club Couture – Holiday 2009 Collection =-.

  22. Lisha says:

    Urban Decay’s Ammo pallete (nice mix of everyday shades and bold bright colors), I also love Lorac’s baked Starry-Eyed trio in Superstar(bronze, gold, and brown shimmer).

  23. DJ says:

    NARS Modern Love= LOVE 😉

  24. Lisa says:

    I love my Too Faced Natural Eyes palette! I can wear all the colors in the palette together, but they also play well with
    all my other eyeshadows. Special shout-out goes to Heaven and Velvet Revolver from that palette. Runner-up would be the Tarte femme Fatale pallete.

  25. Jeanne says:

    My vote is for Fresh’s Imperial Bedroom — three cream eyeshadows, a cheek/lip tint, and a highlighter. Gorgeous every single time.
    .-= Jeanne’s last blog post… Where’s our Uniqlo? =-.

  26. Annie024 says:

    Urban Decay Book of Shadows Volume 1. Awesome palette with plenty of looks 🙂

  27. lexi says:

    Hey Karen – I agree with you UD’s Get Baked is an awesome palette but if you put a gun to my head I’m going with Ammo. I thank my little sister and you for introducing it to me!

  28. Melody says:

    Hmm…right now, I’d have to say my favorite is the Dior Night Butterfly Palette. 😀

  29. Shefali says:

    I just bought the new Tarte holiday palette and it is my absolute FAV palette ever! I don’t need anything else besides it except mascara, eyeliner, lipliner, and foundation. It’s THAT amazing!

  30. Monica says:

    My favorite one is Snashbox’s Muse eyeshadows. All the shadows are wearable and soft, not overly shimmery or too matte.

  31. Mykeshia says:

    I have to agree with the first poster. The MAC smoking eye’s quad. I love showstopper for a brow filler or eye liner and satin taupe, well this is such a great color or everyday and also for nighttime looks.

  32. Marisol says:

    This is a hard one. I have so many to pick from. But if I could only pick one, it would be the MAC Diana Eyes 2 (Shroom, Flipside, Dance Mix & Showstopper)
    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… This is what a make-up no buy looks like =-.

  33. Rita says:

    MAC Spiced Chocolate was my first MAC item ever, and it is one of the best since. I also love the sister palette, Tempting. The coulours are so me!

  34. veronica says:

    Haha, I almost bought Get Baked on HauteLook today! Maybe I should pick it up while I have the chance.
    .-= veronica’s last blog post… Anything but “gloomy” with The Gloomers =-.

  35. Veronica says:

    I’m going with the KatVonD True Romance palette. It has the prettiest sparkly purples i’ve seen that makes your eyes look happy. 🙂
    For a simpler purple, i would say YSL 5 Color Harmony for Eyes in Lilac Sky. it’s only downfall… the price. (($56.!!))

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